Wood County, WV

County

Add Comparison
2022 Population
84,272
0.479% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43.8
0.229% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.8%
0.238% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$54,350
8.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$140,700
8.56% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
35,901
0.302% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wood County, WV had a population of 84.3k people with a median age of 43.8 and a median household income of $54,350. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wood County, WV declined from 84,678 to 84,272, a −0.479% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,231 to $54,350, a 8.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wood County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.16%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.21%), White (Hispanic) (0.935%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.583%).

None of the households in Wood County, WV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.6% of the residents in Wood County, WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wood County, WV are West Virginia University at Parkersburg (687 degrees awarded in 2022), Wood County School of Practical Nursing (238096) (14 degrees), and Mountain State College (9 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Wood County, WV was $140,700, and the homeownership rate was 74.7%.

Most people in Wood County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Wood County, WV was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wood County, WV is home to a population of 84.3k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.11% of Wood County, WV residents were born outside of the country (938 people).

In 2022, there were 43.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (79.5k people) in Wood County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.82k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.02k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Wood County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wood County, WV was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Wood County, WV compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wood County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    79.5k ± 161
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.82k ± 256
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.02k ± 149
1.43%
Hispanic Population
1.21k people

In 2022, there were 43.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (79.5k people) in Wood County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.82k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.02k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.43% of the people in Wood County, WV are hispanic (1.21k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Wood County, WV as a share of the total population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for West Virginia.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,064 ± 1,115 people
  2. Germany
    1,923 ± 1,076 people
  3. China
    1,815 ± 1,045 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was Mexico, the natal country of 2,064 West Virginia residents, followed by Germany with 1,923 and China with 1,815.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Foreign-Born Population

1.11%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
938 people
1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
850 people

As of 2022, 1.11% of Wood County, WV residents (938 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wood County, WV was 1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Wood County, WV compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,021 ± 289
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,163 ± 264
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    781 ± 196

Wood County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.74 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Economy

The economy of Wood County, WV employs 35.9k people. The largest industries in Wood County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,133 people), Retail Trade (5,415 people), and Manufacturing (3,983 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,995), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,810), and Utilities ($66,354).

Males in West Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,743. The income inequality in West Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.449, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

35.9k
2022 Value
± 1,493
0.302%
1 Year growth
± 5.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wood County, WV grew at a rate of 0.302%, from 35.8k employees to 35.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wood County, WV, are Sales & Related Occupations (4,205 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,202 people), and Management Occupations (3,173 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wood County, WV.

View Data
Save Image

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for false.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in West Virginia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industries

35.9k
2022 Value
± 1,493
0.302%
1 Year growth
± 5.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wood County, WV grew at a rate of 0.302%, from 35.8k employees to 35.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wood County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,133 people), Retail Trade (5,415 people), and Manufacturing (3,983 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wood County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Wood County, WV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image

Median Earnings by Industry

$46,436
Median earning men ± $1,659
$31,758
Median earning women ± $1,717

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($72,862), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($71,065), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($61,415).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($53,780), Construction ($46,661), and Wholesale Trade ($43,000).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industry Sector

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for West Virginia.
Y-Axis
0.583%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 690k people employed in West Virginia. This represents a 0.583% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in West Virginia.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 879
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 495
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 474
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

View Data
Save Image

Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wood County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 70.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.35%).

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing the state of West Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

West Virginia is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from West Virginia

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for West Virginia.
Joe Manchin
Senator from West Virginia1
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Carte Goodwin, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Robert Byrd.
Shelley Moore Capito
Senator from West Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing West Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in West Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

US Representatives from West Virginia

West Virginia is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for West Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

In 2022, universities in Wood County, WV awarded 710 degrees. The student population of Wood County, WV in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 824 male students and 1,514 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wood County, WV are White (662 and 94.3%), followed by Two or More Races (22 and 3.13%), Black or African American (9 and 1.28%), and Asian (3 and 0.427%).

The largest universities in Wood County, WV by number of degrees awarded are West Virginia University at Parkersburg (687 and 96.8%), Wood County School of Practical Nursing (238096) (14 and 1.97%), and Mountain State College (9 and 1.27%).

The most popular majors in Wood County, WV are General Studies (97 and 13.7%), General Business (95 and 13.4%), and Registered Nursing (92 and 13%).

The median tuition cost in Wood County, WV for a public four year colleges is $4,032 for in-state students and $9,024 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,338 students enrolled in Wood County, WV, 35.2% men and 64.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,101 records, of which 64.3% were women and 35.7% men.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 58 degrees awarded
  2. 48 degrees awarded
  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wood County, WV was General Business with 58 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Wood County, WV according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 687 degrees awarded
  2. 14 degrees awarded
  3. 9 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was West Virginia University at Parkersburg with 687 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Diversity

In 2022, 268 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wood County, WV, which is 0.606 times less than the 442 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 662 degrees mean that there were 30.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 22 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 2-year ($8,550) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($115) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,630) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

View Data
Save Image

Educational Pyramid

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for West Virginia.
Measure

In 2022, 0.661% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.559% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Educational Attainment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for West Virginia.
Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (549k), Some college (279k), and Secondary Education (210k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Wood County, WV was $140,700 in 2022, which is 0.499 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $129,600 to $140,700, a 8.56% increase. The homeownership rate in Wood County, WV is 74.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wood County, WV have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wood County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wood County, WV is $54,350. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wood County, WV was Census Tract 101.01 with a value of $83,309, followed by Census Tract 106.02 and Census Tract 108, with respective values of $75,035 and $73,095.

In 2022, 9.99% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wood County, WV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.01%.

Property

$140,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,378
$26,537
Median Property Taxes
±$1,143

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wood County, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Wood County, WV compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

74.7%
Homeownership
2022
65.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.7% of the housing units in Wood County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.7%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Wood County, WV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.
Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 101.01
  2. Census Tract 106.02
  3. Census Tract 108

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wood County, WV was Census Tract 101.01 with a value of $83,309, followed by Census Tract 106.02 and Census Tract 108, with respective values of $75,035 and $73,095.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Wood County, WV colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$54,350
Median Household Income
± $2,665
35.5k
Number of Households
± 1,467

In 2022, the median household income of the 35.5k households in Wood County, WV grew to $54,350 from the previous year's value of $50,231.

The following chart displays the households in Wood County, WV distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wood County, WV is from West Virginia.
0.449
2022 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.447
2021 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.449 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.523% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for West Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in West Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in West Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81%)
  2. Carpooled (8.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.9%)

In 2022, 81% of workers in Wood County, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.6%) and those who worked at home (6.9%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

20.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wood County, WV have a shorter commute time (20.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.43% of the workforce in Wood County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Wood County, WV compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wood County, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wood County, WV have 2 cars.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 9.99% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wood County, WV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.01%.

The graph shows the trend of the percentage of the population living with severe housing problems.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty & Diversity

14.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wood County, WV (12.3k out of 82.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wood County, WV is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Children in Poverty

In 2022, 21% of the children was living in poverty in Wood County, WV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.7%.

The graph shows the trend of the percentage of the children living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 300 in Wood County, WV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 43.5 per 100,000 population.

The graph shows the trend in the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

93.3% of the population of Wood County, WV has health coverage, with 41.2% on employee plans, 22.7% on Medicaid, 16% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.66% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wood County, WV see 1160 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.77% decrease from the previous year (1169 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1565 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 628 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,160 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wood County, WV

Primary care physicians in Wood County, WV see an average of 1,160 patients per year. This represents a 0.77% decrease from the previous year (1,169 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wood County, WV in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.3% under 18 years, 17.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Uninsured People

6.74%
Uninsured
41.2%
Employer Coverage
22.7%
Medicaid
16%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
1.66%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wood County, WV grew by 3.3% from 6.53% to 6.74%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wood County, WV changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 51.2 in Wood County, WV.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Wood County, WV.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 40.2% in Wood County, WV.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Wood County, WV.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.31% in Wood County, WV.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Wood County, WV.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart